Snow Day

Today we had our first snow day this year and last year as well. It was very slushy and wet outside, perfect for playing in the snow. Our power was also out for a couple hours this morning, made an interesting and far too early morning around here. 

I absolutely detest shoveling snow that is mostly water. It's just so heavy!! Thankfully we have wonderful neighbors. One of our neighbors (honestly can't say for sure which one) saw me out shoveling early this morning and he plowed my driveway out with his truck and plow. It was so nice of him. I think he was just tooling around the neighborhood this morning enjoying the snow anyways.

Here are some pictures of the kids playing in the snow. They made a huge snowball and just had fun playing in the sticky snow. If you happen to be playing outside with Sam you have to watch out because he will tackle you if he feels like it. :)




Lent started on Wednesday and this year for lent I decided to give up sugar. By sugar I mean anything containing any type of refined sugar. I can still have fruit and other things that have naturally occurring sugars, honey, real maple syrup, etc. 

I'm now finding that pretty much anything packaged contains sugar. Even if it's just a little bit, they throw it in for fun. I made sloppy joe's the other night and I couldn't have any because the sauce has a little sugar in it. 

I've been putting honey in my oatmeal for quite a while, so my breakfast hasn't changed and I buy real maple syrup already anyways. The first couple days I had a lingering headache like when I stopped drinking caffeine. The headaches have passed but the sugar craving is still there. 

I don't really have to change the way I cook much I just need to read labels more because there are small amounts of sugar in many, many things. I'm trying to go more plant-based diet anyways, so this is helping me sort of branch out a little and try some new things. 



Work has been a little slow around here the past couple months for me. Not that I'm ever really bored, but I do find a little extra time on my hands. I had been searching for this one particular dress pattern that was out of print. I just couldn't find it in the size I wanted, but then they decided to re-release the pattern in a digital format. I snapped it up so fast!

Last weekend while everyone was watching the Super Bowl I was sewing away. Actually for a couple whole days - this dress was trickier than the others. But at last I finished it and it is so cute and I can't wait until the weather is warm enough for Ella to wear it - she can't wait either.



It's February and there's still no snow on the ground! Yes, I'm loving this winter. I remember back in November and December saying oh just one more week without snow and winter will seem shorter. Now I don't really care if it snows because it won't be around too long. The kids would like some snow to play in though. I kept telling them not to worry because it always snows - well at least I don't remember a winter where there wasn't any snow. I'm still sure we'll get something - maybe???

Sorry about the radio silence around here. There really isn't anything going on. January and February are just really slow and boring. We went to Monster Jam in January. Sam got over his croup just in time to be able to make the show. He had a fever for a few days and even Saturday morning, but it was gone by lunch and we made the show that evening. 

Our tickets were for a suite which we were excited about, but didn't realize that we had the best suite in the house - the Vikings Legends Club!! That place was fabulous! There was a bar right there and two bathrooms - right there!! The bathroom's were probably the best part, especially with two children.

Sitting in a regular seat now will seem pretty sad compared to this. The kids had a great time and so did we.

They even had some car racing in between the Monster trucks. They had trailers attached to their cars this time. It was pretty comical.

What else????

Last weekend Sam took a scissors to the top of his head resulting in a very short haircut. I will have to go back in a week or so and even it out once the shorter hairs grow back a bit.

And that's been our last few weeks in a nutshell. Sam has a Valentine's party next week, both kids have dentist appointments next week and that's about it for February. 

I've been making lists and getting excited for gardening this year. I'll be ordering a few things for the garden to help in the growing and spacing of the things I'll be planting. Spring can't come soon enough!!